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Qatar foreign minister denies funding al-Qaeda groups

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with Qatar's foreign minister to urge compromise as gulf countries attempt to isolate the nation. The foreign minster denies funding any al-Qaeda groups. CBS News White House and senior foreign affairs correspondent Margaret Brennan joins CBSN with more.
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Chris Coons Says Democrats' Israel Position Is Not Framed by 'Far Left' Quotes From Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, AOC
In response to a question from Fox News, host Dana Perino, Coons said, "Well, the Democrat position is only framed by those few far left quotes here on Fox."
De Blasio can’t say whether he’d vote for a Republican over Gov. Cuomo
Mayor Bill de Blasio took the fifth Tuesday when asked whether he'd choose one of the GOP candidates running for governor over voting to re-electing incumbent Gov. Andrew Cuomo.
Meet ‘The Bachelorette’ Season 17 cast vying for Katie Thurston’s love
The suitors vying for Katie Thurston's heart on Season 17 of "The Bachelorette" have been revealed ahead of the premiere on Monday, June 7.
Ohio GOP House candidate Max Miller slams Biden approach to Middle East, says he would be 'champion of Israel'
EXCLUSIVE: Republican congressional candidate and former Trump administration aide Max Miller slammed the Biden administration’s approach to the Middle East as a "complete capitulation to terrorists," vowing, if elected, to be a "champion of Israel."
Colts' Frank Reich explains why he cringes when hearing about Carson Wentz's alleged bad rep
Indianapolis Colts head coach Frank Reich says he’s confident he has the right guy when it comes to quarterback Carson Wentz, but he can’t help but "cringe" when he hears about the reputation he acquired while playing for the Philadelphia Eagles.
Strippers are back on the job but COVID rules are hurting their pay
As some of the United States’ estimated 3,821 strip clubs start to open up again, women who work as strippers are confronting a transformed industry.
Spanish Enclave Sees Record Number of Migrants Enter Region in Single Day
At least 6,000 people, including 1,500 minors, swam from Morocco to the bordering Spanish enclave of Ceuta on Africa's north coast on Monday.
Julius Randle just had one of the best seasons in Knicks history
It is only when you take a deep dive into the Knicks’ past – and not only the recent past of 20 years or so – when you realize just how remarkable Julius Randle’s 2020-21 season really was. Sift through most of the NBA’s charter teams, have a look at some of the names and...
Derek Jeter documentary by ESPN promises to ‘pull back the curtain’
It will Derek Jeter like nobody has ever seen before — so says ESPN. The network is creating a multi-part documentary called “The Captain” on the Yankees Icon, saying it is “pulling back the curtain” on No. 2’s memorable career and his new journey as a part-owner and executive with the Miami Marlins. Emmy-winning director...
Fauci says he wore mask indoors to avoid 'giving mixed signals'
Dr. Anthony Fauci said the newly updated Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidance for fully vaccinated people has helped him feel more comfortable not wearing a mask while indoors, and that prior to it he “didn’t want to look like I was giving mixed signals.”
Saudi drama about a woman running for office is a candid look at a culture in flux
“The Perfect Candidate’ is both a sobering tutorial and an oblique call to arms.
Leo Terrell on fired Space Force officer: 'Very scary' to see 'racist dogma' infiltrating our military
Civil rights attorney Leo Terrell told "Fox & Friends" on Tuesday that the Space Force officer who was relieved from his duties for criticizing critical race theory is being "punished for expressing an opinion."
'Most Advanced' Crab Leaves 'Unimpressed' Internet Arguing Over Superior Species
A woman's joking tweet worded to imply that crabs are more advanced than any other species has caused many to come up with humorous ways of proving humans are still on top,.
Derrick Lewis says he thwarted would-be car thief; video shows arrest being made
The would-be thief picked the wrong car to break into as Derrick Lewis took the law into his own hands until police arrived.       Related StoriesDerrick Lewis says he thwarted would-be car thief; video shows arrest being made - EnclosureVideo: What's the most intriguing matchup available for newly minted UFC champion Charles Oliveira?Darren Till inspired by Charles Oliveira's rise to gold: 'I know for a fact in my life I will be a UFC champion'
Two women killed, five wounded in California party bus shooting
Two women were killed and five others wounded in California this week when a party bus they were reveling in was reportedly ambushed by a drive-by shooter. The gunfire erupted around 12:20 a.m. Tuesday in Oakland on eastbound Interstate 580 near an offramp at Seminary Avenue, KGO-TV reported, citing a source close to the ongoing...
Eating junk food for a month took 10 years off my life: doctor
"My libido, piles, heartburn … everything got worse. I was anxious, depressed -- and it was all self-perpetuating," Van Tulleken, 42, said. He was constantly nagged by hunger pangs, to the extent that he had difficulty achieving a good night's sleep due to his urge to eat more.
Mike Tirico: Aaron Rodgers’ frustration compounded by Tom Brady move
One of the last media members to speak with Aaron Rodgers, following the news that he wants out of Green Bay, gave insight into the quarterback’s strained relationship with the Packers. During an appearance on the “The Adam Schefter Podcast”, NBC Sports’ Mike Tirico, who ran into Rodgers at the Kentucky Derby this month, suggested...
Twitter outraged over ‘offensive’ new label ‘geriatric millennials’
An article referring to older millennials as "geriatric" has sparked a backlash among 30-somethings on Twitter, who've deemed the label inaccurate and "ageist."
Biden child tax credit is sending billions to American families. It's a monumental task
Biden's ambitious child tax credit, putting cash in families' bank accounts soon, could cut child poverty in half. But a lot has to go right on a tight deadline.
Ethiopian soldiers armed with guns and grenades raid hospital featured in CNN report
Ethiopian soldiers armed with machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades raided a hospital in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region earlier this week in retribution, doctors say, for a CNN investigation that revealed Ethiopian and Eritrean troops were blocking humanitarian aid to patients there.
Ethiopian soldiers armed with guns and grenades raid hospital featured in CNN report
Ethiopian soldiers armed with machine guns, sniper rifles and grenades raided a hospital in Ethiopia's war-torn northern Tigray region earlier this week in retribution, doctors say, for a CNN investigation that revealed Ethiopian and Eritrean troops were blocking humanitarian aid to patients there.
What Time Is ‘Superman & Lois’ on Tonight?
"Superman & Lois is the best show on television!" — Clark Kent, Daily Planet
The 11 best places to get bridesmaid dresses for post-COVID weddings
After a full year of postponed weddings, bridal season is starting up again and we can almost hear the wedding bells in the not-so-distant future
NYC’s top doctor Dave Chokshi says he will keep wearing masks indoors
The city’s top doctor says he will keep wearing his mask in most indoor public spaces — even after New York adopted new federal guidance saying people who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 don’t need to. “Personally, while I am fully vaccinated, I’ll be keeping my mask on indoors, in almost all settings,” Health Commissioner...
What Time Will ‘Big Sky’ Episode 16 Be on Tonight?
We're finally at the finale.
Ariana Grande’s dating history: From Dalton Gomez to Pete Davidson
A look at Ariana Grande's dating and relationship history from Mac Miller and Big Sean to Pete Davidson and her new husband Dalton Gomez.
Lollapalooza to return at full capacity
Lollapalooza is coming back.
Former Ohio Rep. Renacci moves closer to primary challenge against DeWine, saying GOP governor is 'failing'
As he seriously considers launching a Republican gubernatorial primary challenge against former senator and current first-term Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine, former Rep. Jim Renacci says that if you look at the state's statistics, DeWine is "failing."
Tom Brady unscripted TV series in the works at Fox
In a brief statement, the network hinted that they are working with the 43-year-old, seven-time Super Bowl champion.
Body-cam video in shooting of Andrew Brown Jr. shown to public for the first time
District Attorney Andrew Womble said that the deputies who fatally shot Andrew Brown Jr. last month were justified in using deadly force, saying Brown "recklessly" drove at the officers on scene. Several body-camera videos shown to the public for the first time showed ​from when deputies arrived until they removed Brown from his car.
Disney brings back character dining with health and safety protocols in place
Dinner with Mickey is served.
ESPN will air multi-part documentary series about Derek Jeter in 2022
At the Disney upfront, ESPN announced a multi-part documentary series based on ex-Yankees captain and Marlins CEO Derek Jeter. Randy Wilkins directs.
A New Crowdsourcing App Hopes to Serve as the ‘Green Book’ for LGBTQ People of Color
As Black Americans prepared to travel in Jim Crow-era America, they might have consulted the Green Book—an extensive travel guide of hotels, restaurants, gas stations and more that welcomed Black customers. The guide, which published annually from the 1930s into the 1960s, became a crucial tool for Black Americans navigating racist and segregationist laws. Today,…
'Tiger King' star Jeff Lowe's zoo raided by authorities who seized dozens of animals
Authorities raided Jeff Lowe’s Thackerville, Oklahoma zoo once again and seized dozens of animals that were being held there by the “Tiger King” star.
Restaurant Owner Faces Backlash Over 'Blame China' For COVID Sign
Kimberly Yacone told Newsweek that the restaurant "has been closed now for months as we can't get help. We blame the COVID-19 situation on the communist Chinese government and along with it the government giving excessive benefits to the non-employed to sit at home."
I Insist You Play Mass Effect as a Woman
You’ll regret completing this space trilogy series as a dude.
What’s *Really* Going On With Inflation and Jobs
You may have seen some slightly concerning economic reports. Here’s why you shouldn’t worry too much.
In Arizona, Republicans accidentally created a robust demonstration of the shoddiness of their fraud claims
The 'audit' is forcing Republicans to side with or against reality.
3-time U.S. Olympic hockey medalist Kacey Bellamy retires
Kacey Bellamey, a three-time Olympian who helped the United States end a 20-year gold medal drought at the 2018 Winter Games, announced her retirement Tuesday.
Former USC president, ousted after sex abuse scandal, still earning millions a year later
A year after the USC president stepped down in the wake of a sex abuse scandal, C.L. Max Nikias received almost three times his base pay.
President Biden expresses support for Israel-Gaza cease-fire
The White House says President Biden expressed support for a cease-fire in a call with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday. CBS News senior White House correspondent Weijia Jiang joined CBSN with more.
When Elon Musk tweets, crypto prices move
With a single tweet, Tesla CEO Elon Musk can move the crypto market. | Christophe Gateau/Picture Alliance via Getty Images How Elon Musk affects bitcoin prices, in one chart. As Elon Musk tweets go, so goes the crypto market. The billionaire and Tesla CEO has been tweeting about crypto a lot, too, sending the price of bitcoin — as well as dogecoin — up and down with fewer than 280 characters. Musk’s tweets, while not necessarily posted for his own financial gain, can greatly affect investors in cryptocurrency. They also raise questions about the solidity of a market that can so easily be swayed, especially as retail investors increasingly flock to cryptocurrencies. Cryptocurrency exchange platform Coinbase in April became the first major cryptocurrency company to go public in the US, signifying the mainstreaming of blockchain-based currencies like bitcoin, ethereum, and dogecoin. Musk’s cryptocurrency tweets in the past few weeks have been particularly impactful for bitcoin. Last Wednesday, Musk tweeted that Tesla would no longer be accepting bitcoin as payment due to environmental concerns about its heavy energy use, a reversal of its acceptance of the marquee cryptocurrency just two months earlier. As a result, the price of bitcoin dropped around 15 percent. Tesla & Bitcoin— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 12, 2021 In a response to a tweet from someone with the handle @CryptoWhale, Musk suggested on Sunday that Tesla would sell its cryptocurrency holdings — or may have already done so. That tweet made the price of bitcoin drop to its lowest level since February. Indeed— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 16, 2021 Then, on Monday, Musk said that Tesla has not sold bitcoin recently, which seemed to halt the drop and keep prices roughly around $45,000. To clarify speculation, Tesla has not sold any Bitcoin— Elon Musk (@elonmusk) May 17, 2021 Musk’s crypto tweets aren’t isolated to bitcoin. Last week, the SpaceX CEO also sent dogecoin prices up 30 percent after tweeting that he was working with dogecoin developers to improve its efficiency. Earlier in the month, SpaceX said it would accept the meme-inspired coin as payment for sending payload trips to the moon. The company also said he would be sending a 40-kilogram cube satellite named DOGE-1 to the moon. SpaceX executive Tom Ochine said the satellite “will demonstrate the application of cryptocurrency beyond Earth orbit and set the foundation for interplanetary commerce.” All of this is to say that Musk’s tweets greatly impact crypto prices. Here’s what his tweets look like against the bitcoin price in the last week: “There’s little question after last weekend’s price action that a tweet from Elon Musk can move the price of bitcoin,” Galen Moore, director of data and indexes at CoinDesk, told Recode. “In cryptocurrencies, it’s as important to understand memes and the social layer as it is to understand the technology and game theory that make bitcoin a secure network.” He added, “It also raises uncomfortable questions about price manipulation.” In February, Tesla purchased $1.5 billion in bitcoin, helping send prices to a then-record high. Tesla then sold about 10 percent of it — to the tune of $101 million — according to its first-quarter earnings report. The sale made it possible for Tesla to turn a record profit. Indeed, Tesla made more selling bitcoin than cars. Besides what he’s claimed in tweets, we don’t actually know if Musk, the second-richest man in the world, is buying or selling bitcoin after his tweets. Cryptocurrencies like bitcoin are not subject to US securities law and receive less oversight than stocks. Last week, the Securities and Exchange Commission warned about the “lack of regulation and potential for fraud or manipulation” surrounding bitcoin. In 2018, the SEC dinged Musk and Tesla $20 million each after his tweet that he had “funding secured” to take Tesla private at a much higher share price sent the stock soaring. Musk’s tweets about bitcoin are less fraught than boosting the price of his own company, but it certainly doesn’t feel fair that one person can affect the price of bitcoin with a tweet. Speaking of fair: Musk is not the only one potentially making money off his crypto tweets. The Federal Trade Commission reported Monday that consumers were scammed out of $2 million by Musk impersonators in the past six months. This suggests Musk’s control over the crypto markets is so strong that it extends to imitators, too. And we shouldn’t expect Musk’s outsize influence over crypto prices to go away soon: Cryptocurrencies are getting more commonplace, and Musk’s empire is growing.
Justice Department drops subpoena for information on Devin Nunes parody Twitter account
The Justice Department withdraws subpoena seeking information about a Twitter account that parodies California Rep. Devin Nunes.
Teen Captures Extremely Detailed Image of the Moon by Combining 50,000 Different Photos
Prathamesh Jaju, a 16-year-old, resident of Pune, India, went viral on Reddit after sharing a photo of the moon that took 50,000 images and more than 40 hours to capture.
De Blasio suggests NYC could administer vaccines in public schools
Mayor Bill de Blasio said Tuesday he would consider administering the coronavirus vaccine to 12 to 15 year-olds in the city's public schools.
Longtime 'On the Media' host Bob Garfield fired amid allegations of repeated bullying
After a second investigation finds the longtime 'On the Media' radio host violated NYPR anti-bullying policies once again, Bob Garfield is fired.
What is breakthrough COVID and who's most at risk?
Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, during a briefing Tuesday defended the agency’s updated approach to monitoring breakthrough coronavirus infections, or COVID-19 occurring after a person is fully vaccinated.